The environmental element in space law : assessing the present and charting the future / by Lotta Viikari.
By: Viikari, Lotta.Material type: BookSeries: Nijhoff eBook titles 2008.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789047433552.Subject(s): Aeronáutica -- Aspectos ambientales -- Finlandia | Derecho espacial -- Finlandia | Aeronautics -- Environmental aspects | Environmental law, International | Space lawDDC classification: 341.4/7 Online resources: DOI:
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral), 2007.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-358) and index.
Preliminary Material / L.V. Viikari -- Chapter One. Introduction / L.V. Viikari -- Chapter Two. Environmental Problems Related To Space Activities / L.V. Viikari -- Chapter Three. Space Law From An Environmental Perspective / L.V. Viikari -- Chapter Four. International Environmental Law In The Space Sector / L.V. Viikari -- Chapter Five. From General Principles To Practicable Rules / L.V. Viikari -- Chapter Six. Concluding Remarks / L.V. Viikari -- Bibliography / L.V. Viikari -- Treaties, Other Instruments And Documents / L.V. Viikari -- Cases / L.V. Viikari -- Index / L.V. Viikari.
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While decades of space ventures have led to significant technological advances, space activities have also brought increasing environmental problems. This book examines the current international legal regimes in space law and environmental law in order to ascertain their applicability and efficacy in addressing environmental threats in the space sector. The research suggests mechanisms which could improve environmental protection in the sector and strengthen the environmental element in space law. These mechanisms include a variety of norm-setting strategies used in international environmental management. Special attention is drawn to the potential of environmental impact assessment in the space sector and to dispute resolution procedures. Like other areas of human activities, the space sector should accommodate both economic interests and environmental protection in line with the principle of sustainable development